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Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The KSHSAA substance abuse policy was revised in December 2018 to specify consequences students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities face if they violated the agreement signed at the beginning of the year. The policy states that these violations consist of being caught using “alcohol, tobacc...

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Elizabeth Joseph and Sam Hanson

November 24, 2018


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As a student stands at the podium in the front of the classroom, speech teacher Annie Goodson carefully critiques their performance. Goodson coaches Debate and Forensics, along with teaching drama and communications. While competitive speech students previously had no requirements for participation,...

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 13, 2018


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The debate team competed at a varsity tournament held by Shawnee Mission East on Saturday, Nov. 10. While no overall placements were given at the competition, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna Owsley placed first overall, undefeated in each round, which is new to the school’s debate team. Additionally, soph...

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

March 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Spotlight, Top stories

With a polarized social and political climate, more and more of us have been challenged to speak up and use their voices. Whether it’s in school or on social media, students have been coming together and rallying for change. However, the responses to these actions from both peers and adults have rang...

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Students participating in forensics travelled to Olathe Northwest on Saturday, March 3. While they did not place as a team, several members ranked individually. Junior Lauren Rothgeb finished sixth in dramatic interpretation and juniors Elizabeth Joseph and Lucy Graff made it to semifinals as a due...

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018


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A small group of forensics team members gathered to compete at Shawnee Mission North last Friday, Feb. 23. Instead of memorizing acting pieces or practicing poetry in preparation, though, the team prepared to compete in a whole other side of forensics, a side that more closely mirrors the fall debate...

Teachers experience varied career paths

Teachers experience varied career paths

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

February 3, 2018


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Around 1993, math teacher Kevin Mosher works around a restaurant, first as wait staff during college, running the front of the house full-time, taking on the role of manager, and eventually working as an executive chef. He travels for a month and a half at a time, working up to 80 hours a week, before...

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-In-Chief

January 16, 2018


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  The debate partnership of senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb broke school records by placing ninth at the state competition on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Emporia High School. The duo was the first team in school history to ever make it past preliminary rounds with a record of 5-...

Debate team finds success at Blue Valley Classic

Debate team finds success at Blue Valley Classic

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

November 6, 2017


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The debate team competed in the Blue Valley Classic at Blue Valley on Saturday, Nov. 4. The partnership of sophomore Srikar Turaga and freshman Manoj Turaga went 3-2 for the day, and the partnership of freshman Anna Owsley and sophomore Joey Gillette went 4-1, earning a medal and almost qualifying f...

Debate competes in both Washburn Rural High School and St. James Academy tournaments

Debate competes in both Washburn Rural High School and St. James Academy tournaments

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 19, 2017


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Debate had its first meet of the season, a two-day tournament on Sept. 15-16. The varsity and one novice team traveled to Washburn, while the remaining novice team went to St. James. Even though varsity didn’t place overall at Washburn, senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb went four...

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

September 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

While formulating an argument is a part of students’ everyday lives, the debate team takes analyzing controversial claims to the next level. According to new debate coach Annie Goodson, recreational debate is an opportunity unique to high school students. “[Debate is] something really...

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